2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee

February 22nd, 2019 by

As you consider the full-size SUV you would like to lease or buy next, consider the 2019 Ford Explorer. Compared to the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the 2019 Ford Explorer offers many more features and offers better reliability. Go see Joe at Sheridan Ford to learn more!


The 2019 Ford Explorer features Ford Co-Pilot360™, which is Ford’s combination of technology and safety to provide a safer driving experience for Ford owners. These features include:

  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping System
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision warning with Brake Support
  • Auto High Beam Headlights

The 2019 Explorer also features SYNC® 3 capability, FordPass™ Connect, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capabilities. These capabilities allow you to listen to your favorite music, audiobooks and podcasts, make phone calls hands-free, get turn-by-turn directions and more. Additionally, the 2019 Ford Explorer also features an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor, which allows you to see how long your engine oil will last until it’s time to get it changed.

Performance and Capability

The 2019 Ford Explorer has three engine options, two of which are Ford’s EcoBoost® engines: a 3.5-L Ti-VCT V6 engine, a 2.3-L EcoBoost® engine and a 3.5-L EcoBoost® engine. The 2019 Ford Explorer is available in either Front-Wheel Drive capability or 4-Wheel Drive Capability. It also features Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive with a Terrain Management System that includes settings for Normal, Mud/Rut, Sand and Snow/Gravel/Grass.

The 2019 Ford Explorer also has two available tow packages: Class II Trailer Tow Package and Class III Trailer Tow Package. Class II requires 4WD and the 2.3-L EcoBoost® and has a maximum towing capacity of 3,000 lbs. Class III requires 4WD and the 3.5-L EcoBoost® and has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

Additionally, the Explorer’s fuel tank holds up 18.6 gallons, giving you longer range between trips to the gas station.

Space and Cargo

The 2019 Ford Explorer has seating for up to 7, so it is ideal for a larger and/or growing family. In terms of both passenger comfort and cargo, the 2019 Explorer offers plenty of space.

  • Head room: 41.4” 1st/40.6” 2nd/37.8” 3rd
  • Leg room: 42.9” 1st/49.5” 2nd/35.3” 3rd
  • Hip room: 57.3” 1st/56.8” 2nd/40.7” 3rd
  • Shoulder room: 61.5” 1st/61.0” 2nd/50.8” 3rd

The 2019 Explorer has a total passenger volume of 151.7 cubic feet. Behind the first row, the 2019 Explorer has 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space, 43.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 21.0 cubic feet behind the third row.

Other Features

When your hands are full, the 2019 Explorer’s Foot-Activated Liftgate comes in handy. By placing your foot beneath the bottom of the car, the rear liftgate opens so you can easily place all your groceries, shopping bags, cargo or anything else that you need to put down in the rear of the car.

The 2019 Explorer features an exterior key pad that allows you to enter the Ford SUV without your key fob. For instance, if you lock your keys in the Explorer, you won’t have to worry about how you will retrieve them when you can easily use the exterior keypad.

Visit Sheridan Ford to learn more about the 2019 Ford Explorer. Take it for a test drive and learn more about our finance deals. Go see Joe at Sheridan Ford!